Originally Posted by Hercules Rockefeller
Former Cap Rod Langway said on local DC radio yesterday that he'd heard that the Caps and Ovechkin had agreed to a 9-year deal, can't be announced until after next week when he's officially in the last year of his deal though.
Herc, maybe you can clear this up for me, but it is my understanding that under the new CBA, a player cannot take a percentage of the cap in lieu of a fixed number...so they cannot take advantage of the cap continuing to rise. If that is the case, why would anyone sign a long term deal, if he signed for the max, which is just under 10 million, over 9 years, in two or three years, as the cap keeps rising, he would start to really get hosed. So why would anyone sign a long term deal under this system?